The war plan is in tatters as Donald Rumsfeld says that the US will strike Iraq without the UK if necessary. Talk of a rift is hastily denied by both Rummy and Geoff Hoon, whilst the US rejects a 45 day deadline for disarmament proposed by the wavering states on the Security Council. So, war by the end of next week then?
Meanwhile, BP and Shell hold talks with the government to ensure they get a piece of the Iraq pie. Don't worry, the war's not about oil, it's about principle. Allegedly.
Wednesday, March 12, 2003